Release date: 6/2/2016
Submission deadline: 9/1/2016
Designation date: 11/17/2017
HPD announced the designation of two sites, referred to Parcels F and G, in Hunter's Point South, Queens, that will include the creation of 1,120 apartments with a diverse mix of affordability levels and senior housing. The development will be led by the Gotham Organization and RiseBoro.
The development will also feature local retail, a community facility, arts and cultural space, a water-based recreational space to complement a kayak launch and adjacent waterfront park currently under construction by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). A new primary school will be built by the New York City School Construction Authority adjacent to Parcel F.
The proposal also helps to meet the needs of New York City’s growing senior citizen population, with ninety-three units expected to be set aside for low-income seniors. RiseBoro will provide onsite supportive services, operate a recreational senior center, and provide advocacy services for residents.
In addition to the affordable housing, Gotham’s plan will provide retail and community facility spaces that create a multi-dimensional development. Anticipated retailers include a grocer, a bike shop, and small cafés and restaurants along Center Boulevard on Parcel F. Gotham is partnering with several nonprofits to provide community facility space that will offer a range of services and take advantage of the waterfront location of Parcels F and G. These include an art gallery, a recreational boathouse and a job training and placement center. Flux Factory will run arts programs, offer the community the opportunity to interact with working artists, and create programming that complements the school adjacent to Parcel F. To support the waterfront park’s kayak launch adjacent to the Parcel G development, Harbor Lab Boathouse will provide recreational boating programs for youths and adults and will activate the space year-round. The project will also include a new public restroom on Parcel G near the kayak launch, and a rooftop garden open to the public on Parcel F.
Once complete, the entire Hunter’s Point South project will include more than 11 acres of landscaped waterfront parkland, new streets, new retail shops and community facility space, new schools, and 5,000 units of housing, of which at least 60% will be permanently affordable. A 5-acre waterfront park constructed by NYC Economic Development Corporation and a new 1,100-seat Intermediate/High School built by the School Construction Authority have already been completed as part of the first phase of development. The street network boasts a pedestrian-scaled street design that ties into the existing street grid and neighborhood, and also taps into nearby transit connections. The overall plan completed the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) in November 2008.
Parcels A and B were the first two residential buildings of the Hunter’s Point South development to complete construction. Now known as Hunter’s Point South Commons (Parcel A) and Hunters Point South Crossing (Parcel B), they include a combined total of 924 apartments, all of which are permanently income-restricted, in addition to about 17,000 square feet of new retail space. A developer has been selected for Parcel C and the project is in predevelopment.
HPD released the RFP to develop two mixed-use affordable housing developments that will include at least 750 mixed-income apartments (60 percent of which must be permanently affordable) in addition to retail and community facility space. The affordable units must serve a range of incomes, including very low- and low-income households. Preference will be given to proposals that include a higher percentage of affordable units. Due to the sites’ waterfront location, proposals must incorporate appropriate climate resiliency.
The development of the Hunter’s Point South’s seven total parcels is a comprehensive, multi-agency approach to neighborhood planning intended to revitalize a long-underused and neglected area of Long Island City. The mixed-use development of the area was conceptualized to provide much-needed affordable housing, infrastructure systems, and neighborhood amenities necessary to build a diverse, livable community. Once complete, the Hunter’s Point South development will be the largest affordable housing development in New York City since the early 1970s.
The entire Hunter’s Point South project will include more than 11 acres of landscaped waterfront parkland, new retail shops, community facility space and new schools. A 5-acre waterfront park constructed by NYC Economic Development Corporation and a new 1,100-seat Intermediate/High School built by the School Construction Authority have already been completed as part of the first phase of development. The street network will create pedestrian-scaled streets that tie into the existing street grid and neighborhood, and also tap into nearby transit connections. The Plan completed the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure in November 2008.
Parcels A and B were the first two residential buildings of the Hunter’s Point South development to be constructed. Now known as Hunter’s Point South Commons (Parcel A) and Hunters Point South Crossing (Parcel B), they include 924 apartment, all of which are permanently affordable, in addition to about 17,000 square feet of new retail space. Hunter’s Point Campus, a new 1,100-seat school campus, neighbors the development built on Parcel B. A developer has been selected for Parcel C and the project is in predevelopment.
A pre-submission conference will be held at 125 Worth Street, 2nd floor auditorium, New York, NY on June 17, 2016 at 10:00am